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north SunriseRise: 7:44  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Altitude: 15.0°   Azimuth: 86.2°   Direction: East

HR3214 is a giant star in the constellation of Cancer.

HR3214 visual magnitude is 6.54. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3214 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR3214:


HR3214 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 15.0°
Azimuth: 86.2°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3214

HR3214 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3214 are provided in the following table:

08h 12m 22s
+14° 00’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3214 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3214 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3214.

Visibility of HR3214 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR3214 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 76.0°
Max altitude: 52.5°
Azimuth: 284.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3214

The image below is a photograph of HR3214 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of HR3214 is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3214 star
DSS2 image of HR3214. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3214 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3214 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3214 is distant 546.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

167.50 pc
546.06 ly
-9 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3214

HR3214 belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3214 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3214. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3214